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Norfolk battle to deserved draw in Wiltshire

PUBLISHED: 10:13 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 14 February 2018

Norfolk players, from left, Nikki Goldsmith, Jon Sharpe and Sandra Page. Picture: Mandy Gray

Norfolk players, from left, Nikki Goldsmith, Jon Sharpe and Sandra Page. Picture: Mandy Gray

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Norfolk travelled to Wiltshire in their Inter Counties Division Three match and after their win against Gloucestershire, hopes were high for another success and another jump up the table.

Norfolk B ladies and Wiltshire came out with a draw after the away team started off well, going 3-0 up with wins from Sarah Sharp, new recruit Lyndsey Childs and lady of the match Sandra Page with a 17.89 average .

The men’s B team also fought well but went down 7-5, man of the match Trevor Pearce taking the highest average of 25.72. This left the overnight score 10-8 to Wiltshire. Sunday started well for Norfolk with the Ladies A winning 4-2 with top lady Nikki Goldsmith with a 22.77 average. The men’s game was a battle with games going back and forth and with Wiltshire 6-5 up going into the last game, up stepped Wayne Wall to get a well-deserved draw and an overall score of 18-18, Man of the match was Jon Sharpe with a stunning 28.86 average .

The draw keeps Norfolk fifth in the overall table.

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